This Swedish Howitzer Could Fire Faster Than You Can Say ‘Bandkanon’


During the 20th century, Sweden developed many weapons at the top of their class despite not being a superpower. From the Swedish K SMG to the AT4, Swedish weapons have won American orders and proven themselves to be excellent... Read more

The Houthis’ Do-It-Yourself Air Defenses


On the evening of Jan. 7, 2018, the coalition of the Houthi insurgency and... Read more

Terrorism, Torture and Kit Harington


BBC’s new mini-series Gunpowder has a terrorist for a hero—and does its best to... Read more

The U.S. Marine Corps Is Getting a New Rifle


The U.S. Marine Corps has picked the Heckler & Koch M27 as its new... Read more

A U.S. Air Force C-141 Almost Got Itself Shot Down Over Chad


During France’s intervention in the Chad-Libya war in 1987, the French restricted air traffic... Read more
The U.S. Army Needs More Anti-Aircraft Weapons — and Fast
Recent conflicts in Armenia, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine have demonstrated the widespread adoption of drones by state actors — as well as rebel and...
Colombian Traffickers, Targeting Europe, Smuggle Cocaine Decorated With Pics of Putin

Colombian Traffickers, Targeting Europe, Smuggle Cocaine Decorated With Pics of Putin

This article originally appeared at InSight Crime. Major cocaine seizures in Spain, Portugal and Ecuador illustrate the European cocaine...

The Pentagon Scooped Up Soviet Weapons in Chad in 1987 and ’88

The Pentagon Scooped Up Soviet Weapons in Chad in 1987 and ’88

During the so-called Toyota War in 1987, forces loyal to Chadian president Hissene Habre fought the Libyan army …...

India’s Third Aircraft Carrier Is Most Likely a Waste of Money

India’s Third Aircraft Carrier Is Most Likely a Waste of Money

The Indian Navy has put out a proposal for its third aircraft carrier, tentatively titled the Vishal due to...

Donald Trump Wants Small Nukes

Donald Trump Wants Small Nukes

The Trump administration wants two new, sea-launched nuclear weapons — and looser rules for using them. Experts say the...

How to Avoid Armageddon in Korea

How to Avoid Armageddon in Korea

Most people intuitively get it. An American preventive strike to wipe out North Korea’s nuclear bombs and ballistic missiles,...

Iraq Learned Tank Lessons in the War With Islamic State

Iraq Learned Tank Lessons in the War With Islamic State

Following its success against the Islamic State (ISIS) on the battlefield Iraq is looking into the future needs of...

Russia’s Giant Nuclear Torpedo Is Apparently Real

Russia’s Giant Nuclear Torpedo Is Apparently Real

The United States’ new Nuclear Posture Review asserts that Russia’s Status-6 intercontinental, nuclear-armed undersea autonomous torpedo is a real weapon and...

The U.S. Air Force Is Quietly Cutting A-10s

The U.S. Air Force Is Quietly Cutting A-10s

The U.S. Congress wants to keep the A-10 Warthog attack jet flying. The U.S. Air Force, not so much....

Why Uganda Needed Sukhoi Fighters

Why Uganda Needed Sukhoi Fighters

Combat aircraft are among the most important single weapons systems in any country’s arsenal. They are not only the...

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